Monrovia Mayor Told His Campaign Manager Is A Two-Bagger
Foothill Cities blog has done it again. They have made us turn our attention ever-Eastward and into the nutty world of local council meetings.
Today's gem comes from Monrovia (fast-forward to around 12:30 into the video) where Stephen Grollneck, a man who wants to run for Mayor of Monrovia, shows up at the meeting and insults the sitting Mayor, Rob Hammond, and his Campaign Manager, Gloria Crudgington (who saw a family friend killed by a wine cork?), climaxing with this nugget: "And I think there's an old phrase in high school, and in college too, and this refers to Mrs. Crotchington [sic]: She's not a one-bagger, she's a two-bagger. Thank You."
The anonymous author of Foothill Cities says he (she?) isn't anonymous just to be a snarky sniper from the bushes, but to allow what he has to say to stand on its own and to remind people that there's life east of Staples.
I don't plan to have this become some online bastion of hidden rumor and innuendo or to secretly support causes and candidates. I would like, rather, in the limited time I have for it, to get people interested in San Gabriel Valley politics while airing my views.
Anonymous blogs are an interesting part of the blogosphere. Very few have been able to last for very long. However, Atrios has been around forever, and life didn't change much after he was revealed. And locally, one of our favorite blogs, Flagrant Disregard, has thrived for years as well. Here in LA, where many powerful, famous, and well-connected people live, it's almost surprising that there aren't more anonymous blogs. If they do sprout up, let's hope they are as good as Foothill Cities.